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Prospects and Challenges for EU-China Relations in the 21st Century

The Partnership and Cooperation Agreement

by Jing Men (Volume editor) Giuseppe Balducci (Volume editor)
©2010 Edited Collection 262 Pages

Summary

In 25 years, EU-China relations have come far, further than many could have imagined – but how much further can these relations be taken? Today, their bilateral relations are at a crossroads. In effect, it has been 25 years since the EU and China agreed upon the legally binding Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement, which sets the basis for their diplomatic relations. In an ever increasingly complex and globalised international environment, these actors have become mutually interdependent on a variety of levels. In 2007, they agreed to revise and update the 1985 accord and replace it with an all-encompassing Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. However, more than three years passed, and there are many points of contention which need to be negotiated. What obstacles are blocking this agreement? How can these obstacles be overcome? What concessions should be made and where?
This book will provide an up-to-date analysis of the problematic concerns, and the means to resolve these issues, that range from human rights, to international trade conflicts and climate change.

Details

Pages
262
Year
2010
ISBN (PDF)
9783035261066
ISBN (Softcover)
9789052016412
DOI
10.3726/978-3-0352-6106-6
Language
English
Publication date
2011 (December)
Keywords
Perspectives et défis dans les relations entre la Chine et L'Union européenne Partenariat Chine - EU Accord de coopération Chine - EU
Published
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2010. 262 pp., 2 ill., 3 tables

Biographical notes

Jing Men (Volume editor) Giuseppe Balducci (Volume editor)

Jing Men is the InBev-Baillet Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations at the College of Europe. She also works for the Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She has specialised, researched and widely taught on EU-China relations and Chinese foreign policy. She has organised two international conferences on the EU’s external relations in Bruges and founded an e-journal, The EU-China Observer, which has been recognised as an important think tank publication in this field. Giuseppe Balducci is currently Programme Officer for the Italian Development Cooperation Office in Afghanistan. He is a former Research Assistant of the InBev-Baillet Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations at the College of Europe. He is also a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. His main research interests include EU-China relations and Asian politics.

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